Crispy Butter Chicken Recipe

Indulge in the rich flavors of this crispy butter chicken recipe, where tender chicken meets a velvety butter sauce infused with aromatic spices. Perfect for a cozy dinner or a special occasion, this dish will leave your taste buds dancing with delight.


  • 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut into bite-sized pieces
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon ginger powder
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon fresh ginger, grated
  • 1 teaspoon garam masala
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon ground coriander
  • 1/2 teaspoon turmeric powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 cup tomato puree
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • Fresh cilantro, for garnish
  • Cooked rice or naan, for serving


  1. In a shallow dish, combine the all-purpose flour, salt, black pepper, paprika, garlic powder, and ginger powder. Dredge the chicken pieces in the flour mixture, shaking off any excess.
  2. In a large skillet or frying pan, melt 1/4 cup of butter over medium-high heat. Once the butter is hot, add the chicken pieces in batches and cook until golden brown and crispy, about 3-4 minutes per side. Remove the chicken from the skillet and set aside.
  3. In the same skillet, add the remaining 1/4 cup of butter. Add the chopped onion and cook until softened, about 3-4 minutes. Stir in the minced garlic and grated ginger, and cook for another minute until fragrant.
  4. Add the garam masala, ground cumin, ground coriander, turmeric powder, and chili powder to the skillet. Cook, stirring constantly, for 1-2 minutes to toast the spices and release their flavors.
  5. Pour in the tomato puree and heavy cream, stirring to combine. Bring the mixture to a simmer, then reduce the heat to low and let it simmer for 5-7 minutes, until the sauce thickens slightly.
  6. Return the cooked chicken pieces to the skillet, tossing them in the buttery sauce until they are evenly coated. Let the chicken simmer in the sauce for another 5 minutes to absorb the flavors.
  7. Serve the crispy butter chicken hot, garnished with fresh cilantro. Accompany with cooked rice or warm naan bread for a complete and satisfying meal.

Enjoy the irresistible blend of crispy chicken and creamy butter sauce in this delightful butter chicken recipe!

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